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The underused brain?
Morgan Freeman's latest movie character delivers the following line: "It is estimated most human beings only use 10 per cent of the brain's capacity. Imagine if we could access 100 per cent. Interesting things begin to happen".
Lucy, which is released next month, stars Scarlett Johansson as a woman who is kidnapped and implanted with a drug that unleashes her untapped brainpower, allowing her to control time, execute bad guys with worrying ease, and deliver some vicious beatings.
But according to Professor Barbara Sahakian, the idea that we only use a fraction of our brain's computing power is nothing more than an urban myth. Read more in the Independent here.
Posted on 06/08/2014
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